Brace Yourself: New Peter Molyneux Project Coming Soon

Brace Yourself: New Peter Molyneux Project Coming Soon

The first of Molyneux’s “22 Experiments” is due in 6 weeks.

Earlier this year, we reported that Peter Molyneux, the eccentric mind behind Fable and Black and White, had left Microsoft in an incident involving a chair and had gone on to found a new team called 22 Cans. Now we know a little more about 22 Cans after Molyneux explained what he’s up to in an interview with BeefJack.

22 Cans is working on a project called 22 Experiments, which 22 Cans will “release digitally on the journey onto the final product that we’re going to make”, according to Molyneux. The first of these experimental projects should be released in “about six weeks”, and we are to expect “very very different, unusual, I think very intriguing things”.

Speaking at Game12, he explained further:

“I am fed up to the back teeth of consuming other people’s visions – of directors’ and screenwriters’ ideas of what a hero should be; of novelists writing stories that they think are good, but I think are rubbish. Why can’t we have stories about me? I want to have my own unique experiences. When I put my son to bed at night, the best story I can tell is a story that I make up, and that’s a story about his life. And he loves it. That’s the story I want. I don’t want another James Bond film, I don’t want another Avengers”.

He remained tight-lipped about what the experimental projects would entail, but he did offer some clues as to the direction they might be going. “I love this one thought, and I have experimented with this in previous games, that you find out more about yourself while being engaged with this experience than [you would] with anything else”, he said. “And we all love finding out about ourselves – whether it’s through personality tests, or someone turning around to you and saying X, Y and Z”.

Molyneux has a reputation for promising the world and offering substantially less in the finished product, but as long as we take his hyperbole with a pinch of salt then the 22 Experiments from 22 Cans might be something to get a little excited about. What do you want to see from the 22 Experiments? Let us know in the comments!

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